Fighter

Fighter

 

Fighters are determined combat adepts trained to protect the other members of their adventuring groups. Fighters define the front line by bashing and slicing foes into submission while reflecting enemy attacks through the use of heavy armor.

Fighters draw weapons for gold, for glory, for duty, and for the mere joy of unrestrained martial exercise. Regardless of your level of skill and the specific weapons you eventually master, your motivations determine who you defend and who you slay.

You could be a noble champion who pledges your blade to gallant causes, a calculating mercenary who cares more for the clink of gold than praise, a homeless prince on the run from assassins, or a blood-loving thug looking for the next good fight.

Your future is yours. When you unsheathe your weapon, what battle cry flies from your lips?

FIGHTER OVERVIEW

Characteristics: You are extremely tough, with a great Armor Class and lots of hit points. You have extraordinary resilience against physical attack. You don’t have much ability to fight at range, but you excel in melee combat. You have special abilities that make it dangerous for enemies to ignore you, so you can contain foes and keep them away from your friends.
Religion: Fighters naturally favor deities of war, combat, adventure, or valor. Bahamut and Kord are popular, as is Avandra. Many unaligned or evil fighters pay homage to Bane, the god of war.
Races: Fighters come from all races. Dragonborn, Dwarves, and Humans are the most common fighters.

FIGHTER ARCHETYPES

You can build your fighter however you choose, but there are 4 archetypal combat styles:

  • Focused on shields, heavy armours and one-handed weapons
  • Focused on heavy armours two-handed weapons
  • Battleragers- using lighter armour, they excel using axes, hammers, maces and picks.
  • Tempest Fighters – Using lighter armours they focus on fighting with two light weapons.

 

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